Dharma talk given by Richard Shankman at the Sacramento Buddhist Meditation Group.
Richard Shankman lives in Oakland, CA. He has been a meditator since 1970 and teaches at dharma centers and groups throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and nationally. Richard is a co-founder of the Sati Center for Buddhist Studies and of Mindful Schools, a program bringing mindfulness training into inner city and low income schools. He has been active in bringing dharma and meditation practice into prisons, jails and drug rehabilitation programs in California. In the 1970’s he taught meditation in San Quentin State Prison, the Marin County Jail and a San Francisco drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. He is the author of The Experience of Samadhi: An In-Depth Investigation of Buddhist Meditation.